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How the “Road of Death” in Bolivia became a wildlife paradise – VIDEO

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A road from Bolivia PHOTO Video Capture / BBC

The “Road of Death” in Bolivia PHOTO Video Capture / BBC

A route in Bolivia known as the “road of death” has become a haven for wild animals, after an alternative route connecting the Bolivian capital La Paz to the Amazon was opened in 2007, massively reducing traffic, the BBC reports.

Plants, several species of mammals and wild birds now flourish on this once deadly road, where hundreds of people died in accidents between 1999 and 2003. When a vehicle goes off this road, the drops are steep and deep, offering little chance passenger survival.

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The World Conservation Society says the new route has not only saved lives, but also helped nature thrive.

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